Explores Black women theorists from the antebellum era to the twenty-first century. Students will gain a deeper understanding of Black feminist theories, philosophies, and practices while also considering how Black women have simultaneously embraced and complicated established feminist and anti-racist readings of race and gender oppression. This course will focus on questions of epistemology, ontology, temporality, the archive, queerness, geography, and intersectionality while paying particular attention to how Black women critique colonialism, sexism, heterosexism, classism, and racism. Students will take a historical and theoretical look at Black women thinkers, activists, creatives, freedom fighters, and dreamers using a range of texts including historical documents, novels, documentaries, films, and visual culture. Limited to three attempts.